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Brains grow brand new neurons after experimental drug injection

For the first time, a cocktail of drugs has been used to make new neurons in the brain. If the research, in mice, translates to humans, it could give …

Neuroscience

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again; "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

Heart failure: Destroying gut bacteria could improve outcomes

Surprisingly, a recent study reveals that wiping out a person's gut bacteria may help to improve heart function and reduce levels of cardiac damage …

This discovery could show our universe is teeming with advanced alien civilisations capable of building giant ‘megastructures’

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a crucial step towards proving that our universe is populated by vast numbers of advanced alien …

Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Medical Research

Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began

It isn’t clear whether Mr. Trump’s associates had any connection to his presidential aspirations<p>WASHINGTON—Investigators are re-examining conversations detected by U.S. intelligence agencies in spring 2015 that captured Russian government officials discussing associates of Donald Trump, according …

Donald Trump

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

NASA Says James Webb Space Telescope Science Targets Include Icy Moons, Galaxy Clusters, Distant Worlds

The most powerful space telescope designed and built by humans is scheduled to launch October 2018, and its mission handlers announced some of its …

Success! New Horizons Team Pulls Off Epic Feat to Spot Next Target Beyond Pluto

The team behind the New Horizons space probe's historic close flyby of Pluto recently pulled off a challenging observation of the spacecraft's next …

If one Trappist-1 planet has life, it's likely not the only one

If there's life in the Trappist-1 system, it's likely a multi-planet party -- in stark contrast to our own solar system.<p>A new study did the math on how life could spread around the system of seven Earth-sized planets in close orbit around the ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1, about 40 light years …

Astronomy

Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

The 15-page paper, published in the journal <i>New Space,</i> and available for free until early July, doesn't offer a great deal of new information that …

U.S. government ‘under assault’ by Trump: James Clapper

American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the …

Could North Korea Really Back Up Its Threat and Sink a U.S. Carrier?

Short answer: They probably couldn't even find it.<p>In the latest salvo from North Korea, the country's state newspaper has likened an approaching U.S. aircraft carrier to a "gross animal" and threatened to sink the ship with one blow. Could North Korea really destroy an American aircraft carrier ? …